Marin Independent Journal
A's Jesse Chavez adapting well to starting gig
For five years he bounced around the major leagues, going from Pittsburgh to Atlanta to Kansas City to Toronto before landing in the Oakland bullpen.
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Wed Apr 16, 2014
Diamondbacks are no easy fix, but who should get the chance?
School: School of Street Smarts When you started with Bonneville Phoenix: 6 years ago Favorite sports memory: Bucky Dent's home run over the Green Monster in the one-game playoff vs the Red Sox in 1978 Favorite all-time athlete: Tommy John Favorite sports movies: Hoosiers and Field of Dreams New York Mets' Daniel Murphy eludes the attempted tag of ... (more)
Tue Apr 15, 2014
How To Not "Strasburg" Sonny Gray and Jesse Chavez
Things are going well for the A's in the early season. In particular, Oakland's rotation has been stellar - Sonny Gray , Scott Kazmir , Jesse Chavez , and Dan Straily have all pitched exceptionally well in their first few appearances of the year, while Tommy Milone had the misfortune of getting rained out and then skipped the first time through the ... (more)
Mon Apr 14, 2014
John Jasoa s pinch-hit blast keeps...
Albert Pujols' homer on Monday night moved him almost up against a milestone. John Jaso's, however, won the game.
Tyson Ross, the One that Got Away?
For decades now Oakland Athletics GM Billy Beane has been lauded as a baseball genius.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
Contra Costa Times
A's beat Mariners on late homers by Cespedes, Donaldson
Yoenis Cespedes snapped a scoreless tie with a two-run homer off Mariners reliever Charlie Furbush in the eighth Sunday to lead the A's to a 3-0 win over Seattle.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Game 9, Athletics at Mariners
Not that we, as denizens of Felix' fecund and forested kingdom, crave tumultuous events like war, famine, or commodity-driven bubbles and land speculation, but man, shouldn't we annex a portion of Beanesville? Hell, how about a free-trade pact with Astreau just to make Darvishia wonder what we're up to.
Tommy John 'epidemic' mowing down MLB rosters
It would be easy to assemble an All-Star staff of pitchers who have excelled after Tommy John surgery, aces such as Adam Wainwright, Francisco Liriano and Stephen Strasburg, who returned from elbow It would be easy to assemble an All-Star staff of pitchers who have excelled after Tommy John surgery, aces such as Adam Wainwright, Francisco Liriano ... (more)
MLB Rumors: Analyzing All Early-Season Whispers, News and Speculation
The 2014 Major League Baseball season is young, but the news cycle is in midseason form.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
Oakland Athletics Rotation the Best in the Majors
Coming into the season, the Oakland Athletics had major questions surrounding their rotation.
The Jackson Sun
Unlucky 13: Matt Moore latest to face Tommy John surgery
As the Tampa Bay Rays brace for the possibility of losing top-flight starter Matt Moore for the season due to ligament damage that will likely require Tommy John elbow surgery, baseball is again reminded of the devastating effect of these injuries.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
Espn MLB analyst: Trevor Cahill's struggles are confusing
School: University of Arizona When you started with Bonneville Phoenix: Fall 2008, right before Cardinals Super Bowl run Favorite sports memory: Being at Game 7 of the 2001 World Series with my dad Favorite all-time athlete: Larry Centers Favorite sports movies: The Sandlot, Rookie of the Year, Jerry Maguire Most crushing sports moment: Grew up in ... (more)
Jesse Chavez Has Career Best Game, Jim Johnson Melts Down Again, A's Win In Extras
Jesse Chavez is certainly doing his part to settle any concerns A's fans may have had about the loss of Jarrod Parker in the rotation this season.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
MLB Teams That Will Not Live Up to the Hype in 2014
Over the long, winding path of baseball's 162-game season, expectations and hype can be overshadowed by day-to-day results, small-sample size narratives and early-season headlines.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
A's Ruin Home Opener For Twins With 8-3 Victory
The Oakland Athletics can win a lot of different ways, as evidenced by their two-year hold on the AL West division title.
Sun Apr 06, 2014
Starting Pitching Shines After First Week
Up-and-comer Sonny Gray aloowed only one earned run on six hits with two walks in six innings, striking out three, on Sunday and throwing six scoreless innings with seven strikeouts and three walks in a 105-pitch opener.
A Fifth Starter Worthy of Recognition
While Tommy Milone won't garner the same "oohs" and "aahs" that other pitchers do, he will still be an effective starter.
Fri Apr 04, 2014
Straily could be on the cusp of something special in 2014
Starting pitcher Dan Straily is just 25 years old, but he's already been a key cog in two American League West division titles in his young career.
Thu Apr 03, 2014
Tigers banged up, but no more than other contenders
The Tigers will have to wait for 2015 for Bruce Rondon and his 100-mph fastball.
A few questions with Athletics Nation
I shared a few questions with SB Nation's Oakland A's blog before today's upcoming series, and got some answers in return.